As another month of catwalk shows kicks off, the trend spotting for the new season begins, and if New York Fashion Week is anything to go by, we will be wearing plenty of colour come spring/summer 2020. While lime green and lemon yellows have been making appearances, bold and bright blue seems to have crept its way into more than a few collections, suggesting that it might just be the colour of the new season.
From suiting at Prabal Gurung to shiny shorts at Staud and summer dressing at Jonathan Simkhai, here is all the bright blue inspiration you need for the year ahead – plus, our favourite pieces that are available to shop now.
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Prabal Gurung embraced plenty of bold and bright colours for spring/summer 2020, including this striking blue, which was seen on an elegant suit, nipped in at the waist with a floral wrap belt.
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Staud was one of the strongest advocates for bright blues, showing plenty of pieces in the bold hue for SS20. This included shiny silky shorts, a satin blazer and a top-to-toe leather look.
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Jonathan Simkhai was another designer to champion a whole host of colours in his spring collection, including lilac, clay, khaki and cream, but this bold blue stood out in the form of a floral summer dress and matching flat sandals.
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Sies Marjan gave a beautiful summer frock the blue treatment, teaming it with pared-back black accessories and a matching blue cardigan tied around the waist.
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Want to make it work for your spring outerwear? Tibi showed a long mac in the brightest of blues, teaming it with safari shorts and some barely-there sandals.
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If you can't wait for spring to try the trend, invest in this Emilio Pucci coat now. It will instantly brighten up your autumn wardrobe.
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Barely-there strappy sandals aren't going anywhere soon. All the more reason then to opt for this blue pair from Zara to wear now and all the way through the new season.
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It might have been a key colour for the label's SS20 catwalk, but the brand was already favouring blue in the form of this balloon-sleeved cotton dress.
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Dries Van Noten
Embrace a punchy blue with Dries Van Noten's embellished blouse, which would be perfect for the office.
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This asymmetric dress from Balenciaga will be a real year-round winner. The loose fit makes it easy to wear when warm, but the velvet fabric gives it a wintery edge.
From Harper's Bazaar UK